Editor of Kindle Nation
The late breaking news here at Kindle Nation is that at 9:24 am Eastern time (GMT-5) today we have officially reached 2,000 participants in the Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey for the first time ever. This is our fifth survey since we began conducting them twice each year, and each survey’s participation level has surpassed its predecessors, but with this one the citizens of Kindle Nation have blown through the 2,000 mark with almost 48 hours left before the survey closes at midnight Hawaii time on Monday night, January 31.
Special thanks to all of our participants and to our colleagues at Len at The Kindle Chronicles podcast, Bufo at the I Love My Kindle blog, Catherine at the Kindle Lending Club website, and Harvey at KindleBoards for helping to spread the word about the survey.
There’s still time to participate by clicking on this link:
Among other things, the survey results so far carry plenty of good news for indie authors and publishers. Here are some take-aways from a snapshot we took yesterday after the first 1,900 respondents.
- Independent and emerging authors (52% positive, 1% negative)
- Small independent publishers (35.5% positive, 4% negative)
- Kindle Nation Daily (71% positive, 2% negative)
- recommended or listed by Amazon.
- recommended, listed, or excerpted on Kindle Nation.
- reading a free excerpt, author interview, or other material on Kindle Nation or another source.
- recommended by a friend, relative, or colleague.
- 89% of respondents identified with the statement, “I frequently choose to delay purchasing an ebook that I want to read if I believe that the price is too high.”
- 76% of respondents identified with the statement, “If publishers keep charging higher bestseller prices, I’ll buy more backlist or indie titles.”